Transfer rumours and paper review – Friday, April 22: Stones and Lukaku to Chelsea in £90m move?

22 Apr

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers and online…

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has sanctioned a £90m double swoop for Everton pair John Stones and Romelu Lukaku. (Daily Star)

With Roy Hodgson admitting Marcus Rashford is unlikely to get a Euro 2016 call-up, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has said the 18-year-oldstriker – scorer of seven goals this season – is not yet ready for the Reds Devils first-team. (Manchester Evening News)

Fresh from netting his 50th Liverpool goal, striker Daniel Sturridge has rejected any talk of him leaving, saying he wants to stay at the club to get his league record up to 100 strikes for the Reds. (Daily Mail)

Everton boss Roberto Martinez will be SACKED if the Toffees fail to beat Manchester United in their FA Cup semi-final on Saturday. (Daily Mirror)

Mauricio Pochettino will receive a £500,000 bonus if he can steer Tottenham to the Premier League title. (The Sun)

Spurs are reportedly in talks to use Wembley Stadium for their European games next season. The second-place side are almost sure to qualify for the Champions League. (The Times)

Crystal Palace are eyeing a cut-price summer move for Barcelona midfielder Alex Song, who is currently on loan at West Ham. (The Sun)

Joleon Lescott is among the list of players set to leave relegated Aston Villa in a big end-of-season clear out. (Daily Mail)

Leeds boss Steve Evans has played down reports he is in the frame for the Celtic job. (Yorkshire Post)

Watford players are braced for manager Quique Sanchez Flores to be shown the door in the summer. (Daily Mirror)

And here are the latest headlines…​​

‘Everton players should take responsibility for slump, NOT Roberto Martinez!’ – Alan Stubbs sends message to disgruntled Toffees fans

Former Aston Villa assistant tells talkSPORT: ‘I tried to help Gabriel Agbonlahor…but it fell on deaf ears’

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman tipped for Arsenal job – ‘He could walk in there tomorrow,’ talkSPORT told

Exclusive – John Carver says Rafa Benitez could combine Newcastle job with Spain role

‘FA Cup could save Roberto Martinez from Everton chop’, says former Liverpool star Danny Murphy

We are jealous of Leicester City, Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish tells talkSPORT

Report: Manchester United assistant Ryan Giggs on Celtic’s radar to replace Ronny Deila

Mats Hummels’ father admits Bayern Munich move is an option for Borussia Dortmund star

Liverpool transfer report: Former Newcastle playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa emerges as shock target for Reds


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